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Las Ramblas resurfaced to reduce noise.

Noise-reducing asphalt has been laid on 17,500 sqm of Barcelonas most famous thoroughfare, Las Ramblas, from Plaa de Catalunya to Portal de la Pau. The new surface should reduce traffic noise pollutio...
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Barcelona FC stadium upgrade.

Barcelona FC, the reigning European football champions, have announced plans to increase the capacity of their 50-year-old Camp Nou ground. The proposed addition of 17,000 seats would make the stadium...
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Urban allotment network to expand.

The local department of parks and gardens has signed an agreement with La Caixa Foundation aimed at expanding the network of graden allotments in the city. The accord follws the recent assignment of t...
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New tramway inaugurated.

The first section of the new T5 tramline is now in operation following the obligatory trial period without passengers. Linking the Glries Metro station (L1) with the Bess metro station (L4), the new s...
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Local TV launches 'What's on' programme.

Residents of Barcelona and visitors to the city can now get the latest news on the Catalan capital's cultural offerings on Barcelona TV's new arts and events programme 's.@.bcn', compered by Janot Cab...
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Clickair budget airline takes to the skies in October.

The Barcelona-based low-cost airline Clickair is to launch its new service on 1 October with a flight from Barcelona to Seville. The Iberian-backed airline will initially operate budget flights from t...
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Barcelonas Auditori gains a new concert hall.

The new 600-seater Sala de Cambra concert hall at the Auditori will be inaugurated on 26 Sept with a concert by the Quartet Casals, featuring a piece written for the occasion by Jordi Cervell. The cha...
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Training for the unemployed in Barcelona.

Enrolment is open for Barcelona city councils occupational training courses aimed at getting the unemployed back into the labour market. Over 1,000 places are available in Barcelona Activas 67 courses...
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Historic market to get revamp.

Stallholders at the Gracia districts Mercat de la Llibertat are to move to a new temporary market on the Plaa de Galla Placdia in November and December while the historic market is restored. Renovatio...
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Abandoned pets up for adoption.

Using the slogan "Por favor, adptame", Barcelona city council public health board (ASPB) has launched a press campaign to encourage people to adopt abandoned dogs and cats. Due to a new law for the pr...
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Raval gets new sports centre.

A multi-functional municipal sports centre has opened in Barcelonas historic Cuitat Vella district. Housed in the former Can Ricart textile factory on the Carrer de Sant Oleguer in Raval, the complex...
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New dubbing studios for Barcelona.

Catalana dIniciatives, a Barcelona-based venture capital management company, is to establish a new dubbing facility in the Catalan capital, bringing together leading film and television companies from...
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Major road works over summer.

The Barcelona council has announced one of the biggest road-works programmes seen in the Catalan capital over the last ten years. Most of the works will take place in July and August when many of Barc...
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New city maps.

The city council has produced three new maps of Barcelona as part of a campaign to encourage residents to leave the car at home. A comprehensive new public transport map includes city bus and undergro...
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Catalonia votes for greater independence.

Voters in Catalonia approved a new charter giving the region greater independence in a regional referendum on 18 June. Just under 74 per cent voted yes to the autonomy plan, which is backed by the Spa...
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Crche shortfall in Barcelona.

Only 3,459 of the 6,580 families applying to enrol a child in one of Barcelonas crches this year have been successful due to a shortage of places in the city. There are nearly 100 crches currently ope...
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Barcelona cleans its beaches.

Barcelona city council has launched a comprehensive drive to improve the capitals beaches. A recycling awareness campaign, with posters featuring four comic strip super-heroes in the act of collecting...
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New biotech park inaugurated.

Barcelonas new high tech Parc de Recerca Biomdica (PRBB) on the seafront near Port Olimpic is finally a reality. The opening in mid-May was attended by the mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos, the minister...
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Catalan government redraws the school map.

The Barcelona city council is to cede land to the Catalan government for the construction of 16 primary schools and 13 secondary schools in the capital. Around 150 million is to be invested in the 200...
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Iberia to launch low-cost airline.

A Spanish rival to EasyJet, Ryanair and Air Berlin is to be launched in October this year. Spanish state airline Iberia will contribute 24 million towards the 50 million start-up capital of the new ai...
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